December 9, 2019

*Update – December 9, 2019*

“Transit disruptions may escalate this week. CUPE Local 7000, which represents SkyTrain workers at the BC Rapid Transit Company, has announced potential full strike action and no SkyTrain service on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Dec. 10-12) beginning at 5 a.m. unless a deal is reached beforehand.”

“Bus, Canada Line, West Coast Express, SeaBus and HandyDART services will operate as normal and Translink has indicated that additional bus services will be added to existing routes.”

All activities and operations will continue as scheduled at SFU, this includes exams. All campuses should be accessible by bus. Free, additional parking is available on Burnaby campus.

Additional temporary parking will be available, effective 8 am. The University drive east parking will remain in effect over the weekend and into next week. It’s free, and we will have parking ambassadors to assist. An additional Campus Community Shuttle is in operation for the duration of the strike. This additional shuttle will have a separate route travelling to the temporary parking locations – see the shuttle stops indicated on the maps.—temporary-parking-locations.html

Heads up, transit users, potential transition disruption will start this Wednesday. Please note that all classes and normal business operations will continue at SFU as scheduled. You are encouraged to consider alternative transportation in advance, such as car-pooling, should you be impacted by strike action. 


A new toggle Pickup-Dropoff has been created in the alternate transportation section to assist with carpooling. 

  • Allow yourself extra time to get to campus
  • Keep in mind the parking lots may be fuller than usual
  • If you are car-pooling:
    • Use a trusted platform
    • Plan for a back up in case your ride is a no-show
    • There may be heavier traffic than normal, so plan to get to campus earlier
  • If you are walking:
    • Dress warmly and make yourself visible
    •  Use the trails with caution

For current information, updates, and transit alternatives please visit SFU’s Possible Transit Strike Action & Alternative Transportation Options: 

To stay up-to-date on transit news, please follow Translink’s Twitter channel (@TransLink) or SFU’s


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